Lower Rogue River Guide Availability
Gear Recommendations for the Lower Rogue River
Rods, Reels & Lines:
We use 7-9wt spey rods on the Lower Rogue.
We fish floating lines on the switch rods and interchangeable tip Skagit lines on the spey rods.
Leaders, Tippet & Indicators:
We usually use 10-15# Maxima tippet on the Lower Rogue.
Tapered leaders are not necessary.
Waders & Boots:
We use chest-high breathable waders on the Lower Rogue.
Spiked wading boots are recommended, but not absolutely necessary.
Make sure to bring your own wading belt.
January, February and March are the prime months for winter steelheading on the Oregon Coast.
• Black Rubberlegs, 6
• Morrish's Dirty Bird, olive, 6-8
• Large, weighted Glo Bugs, orange
• Thunder Eggs, orange, 6
Leeches for Swinging:
• Fox's Sleech, Black & Copper, 2
• Miller's Olive Super Spey Leech, 1
• Egg Sucking String Leech, 2
Meeting Time & Place:
We typically meet our clients at their hotel at 7:30am.
Typically we have our clients ride with us in our own vehicles.
All trips involve wading.
The wading is mostly over cobble bottoms and not overly challenging.
Multiple Fisheries in one Day:
There are many rivers on the southern Oregon coast.
We are always on the hunt for the best water conditions.
In a full day of fishing we might visit two or more different rivers.
Length of the Day:
Most full days conclude around 5:30pm. Half days end around 1:00pm.
Lodging & Travel Info
Please visit our Gold Beach
page for local hotel and restaurant recommendations.
Some of our Lower Rogue River fly fishing trips are conducted on public lands administered by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Confluence Outfitters is an equal opportunity recreation service provider and operates under special use permit with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.